As computer users are finally starting to become familiar with both Windows 10 and Microsoft Azure, it's time to examine the process of archiving your files via Azure Backup. While the service does require an active subscription to Microsoft's cloud service, the utility provides a seamless and streamlined avenue for transferring critical files from your operating system to the online platform of Azure.
The original blog post, which described the entire backup process in step-by-step detail, summarized the service by stating: "Windows 10 client machines can now be backed up seamlessly to cloud by Azure Backup service. Customers with machines running Windows 10 (64-bit) operating systems can protect their important file-folder data to Azure in a secure manner and restore data on any machine."
If you might be interested in trying out Azure Backup for yourself, there are a number of key features that might help you make the decision. For starters, both granular and standard backup methods are available. This applies to all files and folders within Windows 10.
Microsoft's Azure Backup also provides fully customizable scheduling; thereby letting individual users set the frequency that works best for them. With the ability to backup files as often as three times daily, the software should be enough to cover nearly everyone's needs.
The software was also designed in order to utilize bandwidth in the most effective manner possible. Instead of archiving every file during every backup phase, Azure Backup only updates the data that has changed since the last backup has been initiated. Not only does this free up system resources, but it's far less time consuming than other methods.
Azure Backup provides plenty of built-in security, too. Users have the option to encrypt all of their data before it even leaves the original machine, thereby ensuring protection throughout the entire archival process. Moreover, Azure's servers are capable of preserving your data for nearly 100 years.
Users even have the option of restoring previous backups to other machines as needed. This makes it easy to roll-out new software across multiple workstations or devices. The ability to browse and inspect individual files as well as folders lets you restore only the files you need, ultimately saving even more time and effort on your behalf.
Microsoft's Azure Backup utility provides real-time monitoring in order to track previous backup times, future tasks and more. If you've been a user of Windows products for an extended amount of time, the user interface will be incredibly familiar.
Finally, Microsoft currently offers their service throughout 17 regions around the world. As such, you should have no problem finding a datacenter that is close enough to provide a solid and efficient connection.
Customers who are new to the Microsoft Azure service will even be able to take advantage of the free Azure trial offer, which includes $200 in credit, in order to explore the cloud service to its fullest extent. With absolutely nothing to lose, this is a deal that's simply too good to pass up. For more information, please visit azure.microsoft.com.
Backing Up a Windows 10 PC to Microsoft Azure
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